Is Btrfs vulnerable to RAID write hole effect


If not, does it mean that Btrfs in RAID mode is fully resistant to power failure?

Best Answer

Yes, unfortunately btrfs RAID5/6 still suffers from the write hole (10/2015).

The one missing piece, from a reliability point of view, is that it is still vulnerable to the parity RAID "write hole", where a partial write as a result of a power failure may result in inconsistent parity data.

However, if you're reading this in the future, this may already be fixed. (Btw. ZFS does not suffer from this issue.)

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